Author Worldview Essay. This essay assignment allows students to complete a more in-depth study of one of the naturalist authors we’ve covered in the course, examining their work in depth and analyzing the worldview of the selected author. Selected naturalist author: Kate Chopin Doing so encourages a deeper understanding of the various aspects of the naturalist worldview.
It will also deepen familiarity with the selected work(s). The essay also requires academic research and academic writing. You are expected to demonstrate competence in all aspects of composition. Your paper will be evaluated on the basis of content, organization, diction, style, grammar, mechanics, and current MLA formatting. See the Essay Grading Rubric for more information. You are writing a critical analysis, so avoid summarizing or paraphrasing the work. Take the perspective that your audience is already familiar with the work.
Use direct, primary quotations, but only when they are applicable to your topic and supportive of your thesis. Do not “pad” your essay; write concisely. Strong, concise writing will improve the content and readability of your essay. Use secondary research to support your analysis of the text. Use current MLA format for the paper, including parenthetical documentation and a work(s) cited page. TNR, 12 point font, correctly double spaced. No cover page or outline is required.
All secondary material (i.e. research) should be accessed through the LUO research databases. No exceptions. INSTRUCTIONS Select ONE of these naturalistic writers from the course: Stephen Crane, Kate Chopin, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Jack London, Theodore Dreiser, or Eugene O’Neill that interests you. Research the author’s background, life experiences, and developing worldview(s).
Compose an 8–10-page essay in which you analyze ONE of the author’s works and the worldview inherent in the piece(s). Stay focused on worldview and textual analysis. Biographical information about the author should occupy no more than 1 or 2 total pages of content, perhaps intermeshing biographical information throughout the essay.
Biographical ideas should be relevant to the discussion of the author’s worldview in his/ her work(s). One or 2 biographical sources (such as the textbook) can be consulted. Cite at least 5 additional secondary sources, preferably books and journal articles, to support your argument about the author’s worldview inherent in his/ her life and works.
The paper should include a close analysis of the author’s selected work, showing how the worldview is reflected in that work. (NOTE: If you choose a short poem to analyze, you may need to include 2-3 works for a lengthy paper like this one. Otherwise you should limit your analysis to ONE work.) In summary, your works cited page must contain at least 1 work written by the author, 1-2 biographical source, and 5-6 secondary sources for a minimum total of 8 sources. Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.